Breeding Objectives keep us focused on what is important to our ram buyers production system as well as the key profit drivers for their first cross ewe clients.
At New Armatree we have a SMART Breeding Objective:
S - Specific
M - Measureable
A - Attainable
R - Relevant
T - Time bound
This allows us to focus our selection decisions to be breeding the sheep that you need tomorrow, today.
At New Armatree we are continually reviewing and revising our breeding objective as we meet our targets to ensure that we are striving for continual genetic gain.
Our breeding objective is expressed in ASBV (Australian Sheep Breeding Value) units to ensure what we are actually improving the genetics of our flock.
NA: New Armatree
BA: Breed Average
To continue to improve the BLX
index at a faster rate than the industry.
Breeding Objective for Weight Traits
PWT: Continue to increase PWT in balance with carcase composition and mature size.
AWT: To maintain adult weights at the current level whilst improving other traits. The aim is to not exceed an ASBV of 10kg.